Private clinics allowed to advertise abortions on television
The decision last night attracted criticism from pro-life campaigners, who said it risked trivialising terminations by putting them on the same footing as consumer choices such as different brands of car or detergent.
Until now, only not-for-profit organisations have been permitted to use television and radio to advertise family planning services, such as advice on unplanned pregnancies.
Under the new rules, announced yesterday by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP), commercial enterprises will be allowed to do the same....
Unfortunately, if any practice or product is legal it can be advertised. I would have been happy if SA already had a thread about advertising products or procedures that are legal but are still deadly. Such as many of these prescription drugs we seem to have side effects that are ultimately worse than what symptoms--and sometimes that is the only thing they suppress--of a disease. So, many advertisements are morally and even physically unhealthy to people who take action on them.